Date/Time: 03-25-2019, 20:00 EDT
Spread: Memphis Grizzlies +6
In this all-Western showdown between two squads sitting in and out of the playoff places of the conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder, looking to turn their latest victory into a streak, are visiting the Memphis Grizzlies, who on the other hand want to end a losing streak of their own.
Thunder are 43-30 so far in the league and are tied with the Jazz and Clippers on the fifth place of the Western Conference. In their latest matchup they ended a 4-game defeat streak with a road victory against Toronto, 116-109. Grizzlies are 29-44 so far in the league and are tied with Dallas in the 13th place of the Western Conference. They are 1-4 in their last 5 games and in their latest matchup they got defeated by Minnesota at home, 99-112.
Top Basketball BookmakersOklahoma City are led in scoring by Paul George with 28.2 ppg. He also adds 8.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, while Russell Westbrook follows with 23.1 ppg and leads the team both in assists made with 10.4 and in rebounding with 11.1 per game. Dennis Schroder adds 15.5 ppg, 3.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists off the bench. Memphis are led in scoring by Mike Conley with 20.9 ppg. He also leads the team in assists made with 6.4 per game, while Jonas Valanciunas follows with 19.4 ppg and leads the team in rebounding with 9.9 per game. Avery Bradley adds 16.1 ppg, 3.1 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
Oklahoma City lead Memphis 2-0 wins so far this season, having won at home with a 99-95 and a 117-95 score. Memphis are 19-18 at home, while Oklahoma City are 20-18 on the road. Oklahoma City have a better offense with 114.5 ppg to Memphis’ 102.6, while Memphis have a better defense, allowing 105.2 ppg to Oklahoma City’s 111.1 ppg. Oklahoma City have a better accuracy both from the field (45.4% to 45.1%) and from behind the arc (34.7% to 33.9%). They are also better in rebounding (48.1 to 41.3), while Memphis commit fewer turnovers (13.3 to 13.9) and dish more assists per game (23.8 to 23.1). Oklahoma City are the favorite against an inferior Memphis squad and expect them to win by more than 6 points today.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Prediction: Oklahoma City Thunder -6 (-108)